Capricorn: Exploring Star Chronicles – Week 6

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We’ve made it to week six in our journey through Star Chronicles: A Bible-Based Study of the Stars by Dawnita Fogleman! Amazing isn’t it! This week opens up the next section of the book that was written in the stars, and it tells of us, of His redeemed, and the blessings He pours out upon us. It is where we become a part of the story! I don’t know about you, but I find that exciting! So let’s dig in, starting with Capricorn.

Disclaimer: While this study is using Star Chronicles: A Bible-Based Study of the Stars as a guide, neither The Torah Garden nor this astronomy study claim to reflect the views or beliefs of the author or anyone else associated with the production of the Star Chronicles.

Capricorn, The Sacrifice and The Scapegoat

In Hebrew Capricorn is called Gedi {Strong’s H1423}, meaning “kid, young male goat”. It is the word rendered as “young goat” {ESV} in Isaiah 11:9. This verse is in the midst of verses that, in my opinion, describe a return to the Garden of Eden and are located in a chapter talking about the return of Yeshua, the Root of Jesse. The Greek equivalent is eriphos {Strong’s G2056}, meaning “a kid, a young goat”. It is used in Matthew 25:32 which is included in another passage detailing His second coming. How wonderful is that!!!

The wonder doesn’t stop there though! In Leviticus 16 the offerings to be carried out on the Day of Atonement are described. This process involves two goats. One goat is sacrificed for the forgiveness of sins. The blood was the payment that covered the sin. The other goat had an equally important role though. The high priest would place his hand on the goat’s head, an act that the Word associates with transferring, and confesses the sins of the people. The goat is then sent off into, effectively removing those sins. Between the two goats, the sins are both forgiven AND removed!!! Sounds like exactly what Yeshua has done, and continues to do, for us!

Capricorn is attributed to the Hebrew month of Tevet, the month in which we finish celebrating Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights. This is also the month that Esther was crowned queen of Persia {Esther 2:16-17}, placing her in the perfect position to save the Jews from annihilation. Putting this all together, I find myself in awe of our Creator! We have a spectacular God who truly has known us since before He formed us in our mother’s wombs {Jeremiah 1:5}. After all, this story was written on the fourth day of Creation {Genesis 1:14-19}!

The Decans of Capricorn

Capricorn’s first decan is Sagitta. The Hebrew name for this decan is Sham, meaning “destroying, desolate”. I found two root words that this could come from, {Strong’s H816} or {Strong’s #H8074}. How fitting, as this is the arrow that destroys evil and sin! This is described beautifully in Psalm 64, specifically Psalm 64:7-9. It is also expressed powerfully in Zechariah 9, with emphasis on Zechariah 9:13-14. It is the destruction that His Arrow causes that frees us from the bondage of sin and blesses us with a new life!

Next up is Aquila. There appears to be no official Hebrew name for this decan. However, the word rendered as eagle in the Word is nesher {Strong’s H5404}. {Note: There are two instances in Daniel where a similar word, neshar {Strong’s H5403}, is used instead.} The Greek equivalent to this word is used in Revelation 12:14 to describe the type of wings given to the woman to escape the dragon after giving birth. The most amazing thing to me though is that even though our Eagle was wounded, He still renews us {Psalm 103:5} protects us under the cover of His Wing {Psalm 91:4}!

Last up this week is Delphinus. The dolphin was my favorite animal growing up so needless to say I was excited about this one. One source mentioned that as dolphins are in the water but not of the water, so was Yeshua in the world but not of the world. We are called to follow His example in this and be in the world but not of it. The profound nature of that realization is continued when we consider that the Hebrew name for this decan is Dalaph {Strong’s H1811}, meaning “to pour out {water}”. Yeshua pour out every drop of life for us until nothing but water was left {John 19:34}. Yet He still continues to pour out His Living Water upon us even today {John 4:10, 7:38-39; Revelation 7:17}!

Lessons from Capricorn

This second book open with a clear image that, because of Yeshua’s Sacrifice, we too have the opportunity to die to sin and be resurrected in Him. We start to see how everything that He did is poured out upon us in blessings that He paid for with His Blood. He knew that it would take such drastic measures to save our souls and He bore it all upon His body to make sure we had a chance at eternal life. He has truly procured the blessing of our salvation and made us His redeemed!!!

I pray this is becoming as personal and real to you as it is to me. Shalom!~

Surrendered to Him~
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Our plans this week

1. Read through “Goat” in Star Chronicles: A Bible-Based Study of the Stars by Dawnita Fogleman, utilizing the coloring pages and notebooking pages.
2. Read through our Capricorn Supplement {a print copy of the lessons in this blog post}
3. Do our Capricorn Worksheets, including writing the next part of The Story.
4. Fill in the Capricorn section of our Defining the Constellations worksheet {located here}

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{Be sure to read my review of Star Chronicles, learn why I believe studying the stars and constellations is so important for believers, and check out the full 14-week study.}

What impacted you the most as you studied about Capricorn?

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